Father James

A NOTE FROM THE ST JULIANA PASTOR - WEEK TWO - MARCH 23, 2020

As we embark upon another week in our surreal world, I want to let you know I am continually praying for you and offering Mass for each of you. Interestingly, I feel very much connected to you. That’s one of the beautiful powers of prayer!

If you have any specific prayer requests, please do not hesitate to email me and let me know. Father Emanuel and I will add these intentions to our daily Mass and prayers. And, again, if you are in need of the Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or of Reconciliation, please email me. If you need to talk, I am happily available for that as well. You can call the parish office (773-631-4127) or the emergency number (847-507-2585) and I will respond to your message as soon as possible.

NEED ASSISTANCE OR LOOKING TO HELP?

If you need help for any reason, be it grocery shopping or picking up medication or whatever, please reach out to the parish. We want to help you and will coordinate getting the assistance you need. Please call and leave a message (773-631-4127) or email me.

Knowing that there are seniors who need help but might not receive this electronic message: if you have a neighbor or know of someone who needs help, please communicate this information to them and even reach out to us on their behalf.

Finally, we have had many people contact us wanting to help and volunteer their services. Thank you for this. If you would like to be added to our list of volunteers, please email me or call the office.

REMINDER OF SPIRITUAL OPPORTUNITIES

We are continuing to post daily the Mass readings and a reflection by yours truly, called The Daily.” We will continue the virtual Sunday Mass on the weekends, which many of you have watched. And Glenn DeCastro, our fabulous music director, has posted music recordings as well.

We have plans right now to post online a Virtual Holy Week, which will include Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, The Easter Basket Blessing (hold up your eggs and breads in front of the screen!), and Easter Sunday.

Lastly, you can continue to read our bulletin and newsletters online which also contain prayerful content and other information.

A FINAL REFLECTION

I’ve read lately a few accounts of the heroism undertaken by ordinary men and women during times of plague and disease in history. Saints Catherine of Siena , Aloysius Gonzaga, and Damien of Molokai, just to name a few, all ‘made their mark’ in circumstances similarly precarious to ours. There is even a group known as The Martyrs of the Plague of Alexandria.” May these saints pray for us and may we ourselves become saints by the unique actions we take during the time of the Coronavirus. God bless you all. I miss you but I remain,

Yours in Christ,
Fr. James Wallace, Pastor

 


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Community Life

Here are many of our more active social groups; you can also view and reach out to all of parish ministries here.

Men's Club

Men's Club

Community

All men of the parish (and their friends!) gather in fellowship and community at monthly meetings and special events like their NCAA March Madness and summer golf outing.

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Mothers' Club

Mothers' Club

Community

Sponsoring a variety of activities and programs to benefit SJS, including an annual Big Night Out event, sacrament receptions and more.

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Tots & Co.

Tots & Company

Community

For toddlers and their caregivers. Meets every Friday when school is in session for fun, fellowship and adult conversation, in the school. Moms, dads, grandparents, nannies ... all are welcome!

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Boy Scout Troop 965

Boy Scouts

Community

Troop 965 was chartered at our parish in 1932 and is open to all boys age 10-1/2 and up, from any school; weekly meetings in the gym and year-round outings and trips.

Troop 965
Friendship Club

Friendship Club

Community

An active group of (50+) Seniors who gather socially to cultivate friend-ships and develop mutual interests not only with S.J. parishioners, but also with guests and other Seniors from neighboring parishes.

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Joyful Now

Heartbreak to Healing

Human Concerns & Community

Faith-filled support group to help those who have lost a spouse come to a place of comfort and peace, celebrating life while moving through pain and sorrow of losing a loved one.

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Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

Spiritual & Community

More than just great camaraderie; the Knights are involved in the community and supporting the parish. Faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.

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Sit & Knit

Sit & Knit - Shawl Ministry

Human Concerns & Community

Do you love to knit or crochet? Join us as we gather on the second Tuesday of every month from 9:30 to 11am in the parish center to craft prayer shawls for those who are home bound, in the hospital or bereaved. Knitters of all ages and abilities are welcome—including those who'd like to learn! Or do you need a blessed prayer shawl. Please call the parish office to obtain one. 773-631-4127

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Welcoming Committee

Welcoming Committee

Community

Members welcome and mentor newly registered parishioners, to help familiarize them with the activities and ministries of our parish. 

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Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment

Formation & Community

Encouraging married couples to affirm and grow their love through liturgies, workshops and social events. Save the date for our upcoming Dynamic Catholic Passion and Purpose Event April 6, 2019

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Family Liturgies

Family Mass

Community & Spiritual Life

Family Mass Every Sunday at 9:30am Sunday School for 3 and 4 yr olds held in the school and Liturgy of the Word for kindergarten and first graders. Learn More

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Teen Ministry

Teen Ministry

Community & Service

High school-age students gather on the second Sunday of every month for the 5pm Sunday Mass, followed by pizza and open gym. All are invited!

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QUEEN OF HEARTS 3.0

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THE QUEEN IS BACK @ THE EMERALD ISLE THURSDAYS @ 9PM
NEW *** There is a winner EVERY Drawing If NO Queen of Hearts then YES to a $100 T.R.I.P.
When 2nd Joker Found & NOT the QOH, Ticket Holder gets $500 & Board Resets (one time only)***

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Bingo!

BINGO EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Grab your friends and join us for a great Friday night of games, food and fun at St. Juliana Bingo! Parties of four or more are encouraged to contact us to reserve your table.

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Bingo!
 
Bingo!

TRIP - TUITION REDUCTION INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Families can reduce their monthly tuition expense simply by using gift cards. TRIP costs nothing to use, other than a few minutes of time to order gift cards online or through the TRIP office in the parish center.

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Bingo!